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Everything I Wish I Knew Before I Moved My Product Data to the Cloud

PLM Software vendors have been telling us, “The cloud is the future”. We're finding there's a good reason the same isn't being said of 'the present'.

Historically speaking, acquiring a new manufacturing software application has never been a simple task.  In less than a decade, the number of major players in the PLM market has jumped from 3 to now 28: There are buffet style ERP/PLM/CAD combo [...]

6 Questions Everyone Should Ask When Hiring A Consultant

Deciding to hire a software consultant is a brilliant way to improve your business processes.  Consultants advise on best practices, which will result in greater profitability and competitiveness.  Hiring a new consultant, however, can land you with even greater challenges, which can damage your company’s reputation, set you back months, years, or worse. Our consultants have had to perform [...]

When Should I Move My PLM to the Cloud?

The overall concept of delivering computing resources through a global (web) network actually began in the 1960’s with the ideas of visionary JCR Licklider (see Intergalactic-computer-network with apologies to Al Gore).  Mr. Licklider’s idea was for everyone to be interconnected, accessing programs and data from any site, anywhere.   While not called cloud computing back then, the similarity [...]

Product Development and the Path to the Cloud

As companies buy more and more into trusting their applications to the cloud, it becomes imperative that the value to do so is completely understood. Failure to do so can send a company backward in functionality, invoke additional cost and productivity loss to mention a few.

6 Challenges to overcome in your Agile PLM Implementation

Our PLM Systems help manage complex cross functional workflows both internal and external.  It coordinates efforts amongst distributed teams, who all contribute, to the manufacturing of a product. The benefit of applying proper best practice and software is faster time to market, increased productivity, better designs, higher overall quality, lower cost and constant insight to the development [...]

How to Maximize the Value of your PLM Application

I recently ran across a quote from Anais Nin which said, “We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are”.

How To Choose An Enterprise Level PLM Solution

Manufacturers, raise your hand if you are the victim of manual processes, disconnected departments, or data silos…

How To Automate Document Control Within Agile PLM

Document management has come a long way, hasn't it?

Many of us can still remember the paper file and folder systems, which grew to spreadsheets and structured directories, and then, of course, to dedicated database programs we're all familiar with.  Each evolution has

How to Ramp Up Your Autovue Environment in Agile PLM

Within the Oracle Agile PLM community are thousands of satisfied and successful users.  Still, I find that many of these users would love the chance to 'tailor' at least one of Agile's functions to better fit a particular business requirement.

5 S.T.E.P.S. to a Successful Agile Upgrade

Have you been putting off your PLM upgrade?  Updating your Agile environment to the latest and greatest isn’t a project that you need to dread.  All projects have ups and downs.  Following  these 5 “STEPS” (Scope Then Schedule, Technical preparedness, Evaluation, Production, and Support) will help to keep you on track and avoid the upgrade upheaval that can occur if you don’t give your upgrade [...]

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